14 Miamians were recognized as semi-finalists in the Fulbright U.S. Student Competition

This week fourteen Miami students and alumni were named semi-finalists in the 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Student Competition. One of the fourteen Miamians recognized was one of CEC’s own, Michael Rariden!

All 14 of the Miami applications were recommended by the U.S. National Screening Committee for further consideration by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Miami University had a total of 28 applicants this year, with their applications focused in 20 different countries.

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Rariden, a senior bioengineering major, applied for the Open Study/Research Award. His application was focused on Ireland and beat out many other competitive applicants to become a Semi-Finalist. He was selected from 10,000 applications to potentially receive one of the 2,000 grants offered.

The U.S. Scholars Program offers a variety of research and teaching awards that are housed in over 127 countries. The awards are available to both university students, faculty, and industry professionals. Once applicants apply in August, their applications go through many series of peer reviews and judging. The applicants will learn the final results by June of 2020. 

As our Miami semi-finalists wait to hear back about their final results we will keep our fingers crossed, and we cannot wait to see how Michael Rariden and the other semi-finalists do!

By Maggie Cavanaugh, CEC Communications Assistant